Gdynia is located on Gdańsk Bay on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, it is a major seaport and the second-largest city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship after Gdańsk. Gdynia has a population around 250.000 citizens. The city belongs to the Metropolitan Area Gdańsk-Gdynia-Sopot with more than 1.5 million citizens.
The City Council and The City Hall main focus has a main goal of cut CO2 emissions due to Paris Agreement and goals in European New Deal. The city is focused on green investments by local governments in the development of blue and green infrastructure, sustainable transport, closed-loop economy or sustainable construction as well as education citizens and involving them in participation and deliberative processes. The mail goals of carbon neutrality have it can be found in Climate Change Adaptation Plan until 2030 which was adopted by the City Council of Gdynia on April 24, 2019 (it will be updated – the date was not settle yet, due to COVID-19 pandemic). City Mayor established Plenipotentiary of climate change adaptation in city, who coordinates climate actions complex vision. In 2021 City Mayor also established Climate30 team – interdepartmental and inter-institutional municipal team is working on the issue of adaptation, which includes the City’s Mayor’s committee; Team consists 20 members of different departments and city institution involved in climate change adaptation. The city is focused on green investments by local governments in the development of blue and green infrastructure, sustainable transport, circular economy or sustainable construction as well as educating citizens and involving them in participation and deliberative processes.
The main goals are:
Main focus in REACHOUT, due to the location and topography of the city is mainly the occurrence of torrential rains, sudden urban floods (flash floods type), floods from the rivers, as well as floods from the sea (stormy floods), the main cause of which is wind and constantly observed sea level rise; the occurrence of strong gusts of wind and intense storms and potential landslides.
Main datasets are gathered in terms of:
The city of Gdynia within the project, they will be looking into: